Multi-accredited Design and Decorating Training Programmes

Chapters Academy is a privately-owned, boutique training academy specialising in design education. The academy aims to nurture creative and innovative design thinkers through benchmark public and industry training. This is in line with Chapters’ commitment to elevate the decorating and design industry through: Education. Accreditation. Conversion.

Chapters offers a variety of high-quality vocational online courses taught by professional decorators and passionate industry professionals. Our trainers are highly qualified in their respective fields and have extensive industry experience to share with students.

Whether you are an individual or a business, a hobbyist or someone looking to start a new business venture – we offer a variety of courses that will help you discover your personal style, hone your skills and assist you in making every interior design project a work of art.

Chapters training will equip you with the essential skills and confidence you need to build a successful career as a professional decorator in the design industry, no matter where you are in the world.

Online Courses

Online Courses

Upskill yourself at your own pace with our online courses. Whether you are starting out in interior design or looking to build on your expertise, Chapters offers a variety of high quality online courses to get you to where you want to be.

Industry Training

Industry Training

We offer highly rated design and décor courses and modules for industry and trade professionals.

Get in touch for a tailor-made training solution for your business.

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There is always something new and interesting to learn in every lecture. The course presenters are generous with industry tips and tricks. I feel like an expert already!


Thank you so much for a very memorable Interior Decorating course.  I thoroughly enjoyed every Saturday morning with you ladies and yes…. I can truly admit to enjoying the homework portion too.  In having said that, I am extremely eager to put the all knowledge I have gained to practice in our home and hopefully (holding thumbs) followed by an exciting career in decorating.  Here is to a great new “Chapter” in my life. I would definitely recommend your course to anyone who has the same interest.


I have enjoyed the decor course at Chapters Interiors very much, every class and presentation was a new challenge and opportunity for me to learn and grow. My tutor was incredible and took the time to make sure that everyone understood. Her support and advice has assisted me on how to deal with clients and approach different situations in real life, which has given me the confidence to realise my dream of having a creative, fulfilling career as an Interior designer. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants a great platform to start from and to anyone who is curious and creative about interior design.


The course was very informative and most importantly very practical. The old adage of “you get what you put in” truly applied. The course material was rich, relevant and professionally delivered. The ideas presented were excellent and the materials were well organized. I especially liked the way the practical exercises were used to reinforce our learning of the concepts and our ability to retain and actually apply what we learned.


I highly recommend Chapters training programmes. Melanie's presentation skills are exceptional and she is always open to questions and ideas. Her examples are always current and on trend which is important in our industry.”

Dina Hermann
Operations Manager, Hertex South Africa

Chapters Academy has trained 86 of our sales advisors nationally. Owner, Melanie Ewings hands-on approach was integral to the success of the programme. Chapters Academy will be a continued partner to Italtile and a preferred specialist within the décor and interior design industry.